The DMA proudly presents the first museum retrospective for the noted Mexican American sculptor.

Octavio Medellín (1907–1999) was an influential sculptor and teacher who worked in Texas for seven decades. Beginning in the 1940s, he received commissions to create public works of art for a variety of patrons. Use this map to explore Medellín’s public works in North Texas.

“I believe that sincere art must be elemental and 
close to the earth – a symbol of the people.”

OCTAVIO

MEDELLÍN

Spirit and Form